Tuesday, January 19, 1999 4:11:08
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1. Melissa's Future plans
2. more A.S.S. help
3. Re: Magazines and Publications
4. IWU 12th Annual Juried Student Show (let's go down!)
5. Does your Art Seriously Suck? (I-3)
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 19:57:06
From: Melissa Pyle (mpyle@sun.iwu.edu)
Subj: Melissa's Future plans

Since this is my last semester at IWU and I can't stand the thought of
grad school, I will be looking for a job very soon. I'm pretty sure I want
to look for something in design. I'd like to stay within Illinois, and
Chicago is definitely a possibility. If any of you Chicago people have any
helpful hints on job searches, PLEASE fill me in. I'm pretty much clueless
at this point, and the thought of the real world scares me. HELP! I'm
keeping my options open, so the only major requirements I have are:
-someplace with young, friendly people
-someplace where I will have some design freedom
-someplace where I will have regular working hours

Any sugguestions?
-Melissa Pyle
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Date: Wednesday, January 13, 1999 2:33:52
From: Sarah Studinicki (sstudnic@sun.iwu.edu)
Subj: more A.S.S. help

These suggestions come from Therese O'Hallaran (ceramics prof at IWU) and
"The Creative Glow".

#1) Never fall in love with the first draft of your piece.
If your project lacks interest, try:
--REVERSAL: Turn the approaches you've already thought of on their heads.
--FORCED ASSOCIATIONS: Open to a random page in the dictionary and point;
or take a walk and every 25th step notice whatever is in front of you.
--COMBINATIONS: Think back through possibilities already listed and mix,
mingle, merge or sythesize them.
--ROLE-PLAYING: Pretend you're someone else and contemplate your
situation from their point of view. (Excuse the bad example, but) what
title would Madonna or Sinatra (if he were alive) give your painting?

Sarah Studnicki
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Date: Sunday, January 17, 1999 4:17:51
From: paintgirl@hotmail.com
Subj: Re: Magazines and Publications

I subscribe to Art Calendar and I would give it a 4.5. i like it
because it has tons of exhibition listings that you can enter your art
in (which is what i've been doing, hence I think it's a good magazine).
Besides exhibition opportunities in galleries, it also has listings for
fairs, festivals, internships, jobs (a few), grants, residencies, etc.
that you can apply for. let's just say that there are a whole lot of
listings! there in the back, and the front has mainly articles about
technical stuff like copyrighting, contracts, photographing your work,
slide tips, stuff like that, which I also like. plus they publish a
whole lot of mini-books on subjects like marketing your art, techniques,
contract samples, resumes and artist statements, etc. I've actually
just ordered a few so I'll let everyone know if they're any good.

Also, a mailing list on the Internet that I use to subscribe to is the
Art Deadlines list. I forget the address, but just search under the
name. I used to pay $12 a year and I would get 300 exhibition
opportunities emailed to me every month. But then I didn't renew my
subscription because I was hearing about the same shows through other
places like Art Calendar or Chicago Artists News. Also, they sent me a
renewal form and the price had gone up to like $20 or something. You
can get about 100 listings for free if you go to their website, but the
subscriber list is much more comprehensive. I guess I'd give it a 3.75.
But when I was first getting it (first 6 months or so) I found it to be
the most helpful source for exhibition opportunities.
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Subject: IWU 12th Annual Juried Student Show (let's go down!)
Date: Monday, January 18, 1999, 0:27
From: Matt Maldre '97 (spudart@aol.com)

Hey alumni!
12th Annual Juried Student Show is Febuary 9 - Febuary 26.
Opening Reception is Febuary 9.

Hey, what'ya think about a bunch of us going down sometime that month?
It's only gonna be up for two weekends:
(1) Feb 13---Feb 14
(2) Feb 20---Feb 21

I'm open for either weekend.
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Subject: Does your Art Seriously Suck? (I-3)
Date: Monday, January 18, 1999, 0:27
From: Matt Maldre ‘97 (spudart@aol.com)

Does your Art Seriously Suck? (acronym: A.S.S.)
Try this out on a stinky piece:

-Move subject into a new situation
-Adapt, transpose, relocate, dislocate
-Adapt subject to a different frame of reference
-Move subject out of its normal environment
-Transpose to a different historical, social, geographical setting
-Adapt a bird wing model to design a bridge
-How subject can be converted, translated, transfigured?

(part 3 of 23 of the Synectics Series)
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-What do you think of the new IWU school of art site?
-How would you rate the art/design publications you read?
(see artiwu digest #9 for the evaluating scale)
-What are your plans for the year/semester?
-What would you like to see from this listserv?
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